Snatched from Upscale Hype:

Pop star Rihanna was spotted out in West Hollywood in a Emilio Pucci Zip Dress ($2,350) in beige from their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. This long sleeve 3/4 length dress features a high neck and Pucci animal print from top-to-bottom with a lace-up back detailed with a lingerie style black lace inset. See More Pics


Actor/rapper Bow Wow came out to support his labelmate Drake’s official concert after-party at LIV Nightclub in Miami. Bow Wow sported black Ray Ban Polarized wayfarer sunglasses ($195) and a YSL logo t-shirt ($256) in white. See More Pics

Rapper B.o.B was seen leaving the Radio One studios in London wearing a plaid vest. I wonder if my fellow British peeps even know who this kid is?  Photo: Splash News Online

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Legendary pop singer Janet Jackson and her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana went for a walk together after having lunch in New York City yesterday. Janet’s delusional ex, Jermaine dupri, is somewhere eating his heart out and still refusing to face reality that they are no longer together.

I am told that the real reason Janet dumped JD is because she was tired of footing all the bills for his broke azz. Janet wanted a real man who had his own coins. It is not cute for a man to let his woman pay for everything just because she can.

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Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine recently coordinated a sit-down meeting with legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett and former drug dealer-turned-rapper Jay Z in Omaha.

The meeting was part of the Forbes 400 Summit, and Forbes’ goal was to pick the brains of the two men to expose the secrets of their rise to success.

The cover piece describes Jay Z’s most recent chess move: buying his last album back from Def Jam so he, and only he, could reap the profits from the sales.

Big deal. He’s not the only rapper to buy his masters.

Jay-Z revealed that his last album, “The Blueprint 3,” which included the multi-platinum single “Empire State of Mind,” wasn’t originally set for release on his current Roc Nation imprint.

“The year I went over to create Roc Nation with Live Nation, I still had one album left to make with Def Jam. L.A. Reid, the chairman of Def Jam at the time, did a great thing for me. He allowed me to walk in and have the conversation with [chairman of parent company Universal Music Group] Doug Morris,” Jay said.

“I had to walk into Doug’s office the next day and buy an album back that might leak the next day…But it was worth it, you know. I was heading in a different direction and needed that freedom. It was a great decision for the company. They got some money. And a great decision for me.” [link]

The most interesting statement to come out of this incongruous meeting is 80-year-old Buffett’s musing that young people could “learn from” Jay Z — a former drug dealer who continues to glorify his criminal past.

“Jay is teaching in a lot bigger classroom than I’ll ever teach in,” Buffett said. “They’re going to learn from somebody. For a young person growing up he’s the guy to learn from.”

So Jay Z is a teacher now? This 40-year-old man who can’t even pull his pants up is teaching the youth of America? Please don’t make me laugh. Has Warren Buffet even listened to Jay Z’s music?

I respect Buffett’s business acumen, but he is clearly out of touch — and misinformed — when it comes to Hip Hop and it’s negative effects on the youth of America.

Jay Z may be the most prosperous and prominent rapper on the scene today. And he’s certainly smart enough to know when to put on a well-tailored suit and speak with near perfect grammar in mixed company.

But Jay Z is no role model or teacher. What he is is a great con artist.

If Jay Z really wanted to influence the youth of today in a positive manner, he could start by pulling his pants up.

Thanks to Esha for sending this candid video of Bishop Eddie Long’s accusers, Maurice Robinson and Anthony Flagg.

The undated video, which was posted on YouTube today, was filmed in a classroom setting. Robinson and Flagg talk about girls and making it rain, while tossing $5 bills into the air.

Both men filed separate lawsuits in DeKalb county on Tuesday alleging sexual abuse and fiduciary misconduct on the part of mega-church leader Bishop Eddie Long.

Robinson tripped my GayDar several times, although those could have been false readings based on the low res quality of the video.

Socialite and sometime model Selita Ebanks denies dating troubled rapper/producer Kanye West.

Of course we knew this all along, but Ebanks has finally spoken out about the rumors that she is dating West, who is humorously referred to in some circles as a “gay fish.”

Model and former Nick Cannon boo thang Selita Ebanks has denied gettin’ cozy with rapper Kanye West. Ebanks, (who was also linked to Maxwell some months ago), and West were snapped sitting next to each other at the U.S. Open and at this week’s New Yorkers for Children Benefit Gala.

Despite Kanye referring to Selita as his ‘muse,’ Ebanks set the record straight regarding herself and Mr. West.

“I’m just happy that he’s a great friend. I love his creativity. I love that he thinks outside the box,” she continued. “He’s just himself. Not only am I a fan, I support him 100%.” Read more

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*Loyal reader Barbie Jones writes:

It’s time for Frank Ski to resign.

He’s too emotionally invested in the scandal that is the Bishop Eddie Long/New Birth Missionary Baptist Church lawsuit.

He, Nina Brown, and everyone else are entitled to their opinion, but the “People’s Station” cannot be used for their biased lecturing.

Frank Ski admitted that he was biased in this instance.

Remember someone named Carol Blackman? When controversy courted her too closely, she was gone from the Morning Show.

The Morning Show is bigger than one or two people. Frank has demonstrated today that he is biased, troubled, and worried all for Bishop Eddie Long.

He’s not shown concern for the youths, yet he is a purported “child advocate.” It’s a horrible stance that he’s chosen to take, so publicly and so adamantly.

While the details of the case are made known, and while the legal wheels are turning, Mr. Ski needs to recuse himself.

What about the youth? What about the good of the community versus standing in blind faith for wrong?

Frank Ski has a dog in this fight. As such, he needs to do his “shot calling” from another podium.
Let the People’s Station return to honor.

Here’s a suggestion: Ryan Cameron and _____in Morning!

I assure you that I’m not alone in my thinking and a petition will be in the works.

*email was edited for length

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Actress LisaRaye was spotted leaving the Anastasia Salon in Beverly Hills yesterday. LisaRaye had her nails and eyebrows done in preparation for her birthday bash tonight at a secret location in Atlanta.

LisaRaye, famously known for her portrayal of “Diamond” in the movie The Players Club, turned 43 today.

I’ll be there tonight. LisaRaye’s birthday bash is so private that the location won’t be revealed to party guests until 30 minutes before the doors open. Even LisaRaye’s beautiful daughter Kai doesn’t know where the party will be.

Speaking of Kai, she reached out to Sandrarose.com last night to share this heartfelt birthday message to her mom with my readers. Wasn’t that nice of her?

Here it is:

LisaRaye’s family & friends: Quincy, Stacy, Trev, Tena, Jevon and diamond the dog also send their love and birthday wishes!

New photos have surfaced showing troubled New Birth Pastor Bishop Eddie Long posing in a bathroom mirror wearing tight muscle shirts and bicycle shorts. The photos were first aired by ABC News yesterday evening.

The cell phone pictures are of the variety that men send to women they are crushing on.

The married father of four allegedly sent the undated pics via text message to the three young men named in separate sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him.

On Tuesday Anthony Flagg, 21, and Maurice Robinson, 20, of DeKalb County (pictured left), filed lawsuits against Long and his ministry, alleging sexual coercion and fiduciary misconduct.

Robinson was charged with theft in June after he and another man broke into Long’s office and stole Long’s iPhone and iPad, among other items.

Some have speculated that the men broke into Long’s office in search of evidence (such as pictures and text messages) to be used in their impending lawsuits against him.

Long was scheduled to address the sex scandal on local radio shows this morning, but he canceled his appearances after a 3rd lawsuit was filed yesterday by Jamal Pariss, 23, a former member of New Birth who claims Long made him call him “daddy.”

Long also canceled a press conference which was scheduled for later today.

Long’s attorney, Craig Gillen, read a brief statement from Long on the air this morning on The Tom Joyner Morning show on Kiss 104.1 and The Frank & Wanda Morning Show on V-103.

He said Long would address the scandal this coming Sunday during the 11 a.m. service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church at 6400 Woodrow Road in Lithonia.

In addition to “categorically” denying the allegations against his client, Gillen stammered out an explanation of the cell phone “muscle shirt” pictures that are sweeping the Internet and blog sites:

“The photos don’t corroborate these charges. [Bishop Long] is a health advocate, he’s a weight lifter. Uh, he’s a fella, you know, who’s gonna go to work and he’s gonna have on a muscle shirt. And he’s gon’, you know, he may show up in church, uh, you know, in a muscle shirt. And… I know sure enough he can come, he comes down to my office in a muscle shirt. So, uh, you know, uh, there’s nothing really in those photographs that seems to me, uh, in any way that, uh, is uh, corroborative of, uh, of these allegations.

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According to online reports, a third man has come forward to file a sexual abuse lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

The plaintiff, identified as Jamal Paris, is represented by Attorney B.J. Bernstein, the same attorney representing the first two men who came forward accusing the Atlanta-area megachurch pastor of coercing them into a sexual relationship.

The latest lawsuit filed on behalf of Paris contains similar complaints against the bishop, said Bernstein. In the suit, Paris details how Long allegedly gave him his personal cell phone number two weeks after they first met. Paris also alleged that Long encouraged him to call him daddy. According to the suit, Paris’ father had not been a positive figure in his life.

In the suit, Paris said he later became Long’s personal assistant, and that Long would ask him to remain in his private office after church, where Long allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with Paris.

On Tuesday two other young men, Anthony Flagg, 21, and Maurice Robinson, 20, of DeKalb County (pictured left), filed lawsuits against Long and his ministry, alleging sexual coercion.

“Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact,” the suit says.

Long took Robinson to Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2008 for his 19th birthday and engaged in oral sex with him, Robinson’s suit alleges.

On June 23rd, police arrested Robinson and another man, Anthony Boyd, 19, and charged them with burglarizing New Birth Church on June 13.

“Maurice (Robinson) immediately told what he did when he was confronted about it. He returned the black diamonds, the gold, the things that he had in the bishop’s office,” Bernstein said.

A statement released by Craig Gillen, attorney for Long, said, “Bishop Eddie Long adamantly denies the allegations. It is unfortunate that the two young men have chosen to take this course of action. We are reviewing the complaints and will respond accordingly.”

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